Texas A&M football player arrested for possession of marijuana
A Texas A&M football player has turned himself in after being charged with possession of marijuana and prescription pills.
Kenneth Marshall, a freshman defensive back who redshirted in 2012, has been suspended from all athletic activities in connection with his arrest according to Alan Cannon, associate athletic director for media relations.
Cannon stated “any time a student athlete is arrested, they are immediately suspended per department policy.”
According to a police report, College Station officers were called to Campus Village Apartments, 1711 Harvey Mitchell Parkway, on Oct. 7 for a possession of marijuana inquiry. A maintenance worker called officers after he discovered marijuana and paraphernalia in one of the apartments during a routine check of the air conditioning unit. Three of Marshall’s roommates identified him as the occupant of the room where the marijuana was located.
The officer obtained a search warrant and discovered marijuana in a glass jar, a digital scale and plastic bags during a search of Marshall’s bedroom, the report said. Also found during the search were 32 pills, or 20.9 grams, of Buproprion in a brown pill bottle with no label. The drug is used to treat depression and aid in quitting smoking, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Marshall was not present and could not be located at the time, so he wasn’t arrested and a warrant was issued.
He is charged with possession of marijuana between 2 and 4 ounces which is punishable by a fine up to $4,000 and up to a year in prison.
In March, Marshall plead guilty to possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, and was placed on deferred adjudication. The terms of his plea included one year of probation, 60 hours of community service and a fine of $750.
Marshall has not seen any playing time this season.
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